It's an important step. I worked as a professional furniture finisher and refinisher, a newspaper reporter and a security officer. But the entirety of my retirement savings was accumulated through employment as a security officer.
The distribution from my 401k to an IRA enables me to not only visit the country but to move to the country. I'm enabled financially, but do I qualify in other crucial ways as an acceptable emigrant to Ecuador? For instance,I have an arrest record. I've written two immigration law firms asking whether or not Ecuador would grant a permanent resident visa to someone with an arrest record. I'm waiting for answers.